Do the Media Inform?

Via xkcd of course. Tooltip says:

News networks giving a greater voice to viewers because the social web is so popular are like a chef on the Titanic who, seeing the looming iceberg and fleeing customers, figures ice is the future and starts making snow cones.

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2 thoughts on “Do the Media Inform?

  1. Excellent choice for a cartoon, although http://xkcd.com/26/ is still my favorite.The media's switch from News to Infotainment helped create this situation. I doubt that it can be overcome unless real "News" and Journalism find a way to express themselves once more.

  2. Should we call it "Cargo Cult Journalism"? Something with the trappings of investigative reporting — a bloke holding a mic, a seriously serious format, and a report written in Old High Newspaperese — but without the substance that makes good journalism.I think good journalism, like good science, is ultimately based on the scientific method. A good reporter will ask questions which can falsify things, rather than questions which only serve to confuse everyone.– frank

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